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Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks is defended by Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Warmth in the course of the first half of Sport One of many Japanese Convention First Spherical Playoffs at Fiserv Discussion board on April 16, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stacy Revere/Getty Photographs/AFP

Milwaukee Bucks ahead Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as questionable along with his lower-back damage for Monday’s pivotal Sport 4 in opposition to the host Miami Warmth.

Miami star Jimmy Butler (gluteus) is also listed as questionable after being injured in the course of the Warmth’s 121-99 dwelling win on Saturday. That victory gave eighth-seeded Miami a 2-1 edge within the best-of-seven Japanese Convention first-round sequence.

Antetokounmpo has sat out the final two video games after being injured in Sport 1 and the top-seeded Bucks cut up the contests.

Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer mentioned Antetokounmpo didn’t apply Sunday however was in a position to do particular person work. Budenholzer mentioned the workforce will proceed to watch the well being of the two-time league MVP.

“He at all times needs to make himself accessible, he does every part to make himself accessible,” Budenholzer mentioned. “He needs to play, however I feel there’s additionally a maturity for Giannis and an understanding and a progress that we simply respect and I feel he respects us.”

As for Butler’s damage, Warmth coach Erik Spoelstra downplayed the severity on Sunday whereas Butler declined remark.

“Jimmy appeared like Jimmy, and he’s doing quite a lot of therapy,” Spoelstra mentioned.

Warmth middle Bam Adebayo (left hamstring) is listed as possible.

Miami additionally obtained the decision on Victor Oladipo and the veteran guard was identified with a torn patellar tendon in his left knee. He was injured in a scary method on Saturday and is finished for the season. Miami beforehand misplaced guard Tyler Herro (damaged hand) on this sequence.

Bucks guard Wesley Matthews (calf) will miss his third straight contest.


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